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April 2016

"The biggest challenge is water", What a boy can do, a girl can do too, SOS supporter to race in world's toughest mountain bike rally for SOS Children, When farmers go hungry: The effects of El Nino in Botswana, Meet Peru's newest SOS family, Two sisters together through tough times, Young girl regains mobility at SOS Medical Centre, SOS famileis safe as huge earthquake hits Ecuador
"The biggest challenge is water"

"The biggest challenge is water"

Apr 01, 2016 02:40 PM

Meet Nqobile Gamede. In November she had one of the most impressive cattle herds in her village. Her cattle enclosure – known locally as a kraal - was home to 26 cows. Fast-forward four months and the kraal now stands empty.

What a boy can do, a girl can do too!

What a boy can do, a girl can do too!

Apr 02, 2016 09:00 AM

From a young age, children at our SOS Children’s Villages are taught the importance of gender equality. One Village in particular is celebrating both boys and girls and learning that both genders deserve equal rights, respect and opportunities.

SOS supporter to race in world's toughest mountain bike rally for SOS Children

SOS supporter to race in world's toughest mountain bike rally for SOS Children

Apr 05, 2016 03:17 PM

This June, Gareth Rose, from SThree – global recruitment company and one our transformational corporate partners – will take on one of the toughest mountain bike races in the world – the Trans-Provence rally. Covering 270km, it takes six days to complete and attracts professional riders from around the world. If you’re into mountain biking, this is where it’s at!

When farmers go hungry: The effects of El Niño in Botswana

When farmers go hungry: The effects of El Niño in Botswana

Apr 08, 2016 09:00 AM

A five-year dry spell in Botswana is worsening with the effects of El Niño. The soil is too dry and hard to produce many crops, and expensive imports are crippling the economy. The SOS Children’s Village in Tlokweng is located in the hardest-hit region of the country.

Meet Peru's newest SOS family!

Meet Peru's newest SOS family!

Apr 11, 2016 02:15 PM

It’s an important day for one SOS family at our Children’s Village in Pachacamac – just over a year ago they became a family for the very first time. Today, they have a lot to celebrate! They have quickly become a strong team able to overcome anything.

Two sisters together through tough times

Two sisters together through tough times

Apr 13, 2016 11:30 AM

Monika, an SOS mother in Ondangwa, Namibia, is empowering orphaned children to follow their dreams. When sisters Hannah and Elizabeth joined the family, Monika encouraged them to give their all at school and today their hard work is paying off.

Young girl regains mobility at SOS Medical Centre

Young girl regains mobility at SOS Medical Centre

Apr 15, 2016 09:10 AM

Disadvantaged children and their families are receiving life-saving healthcare at an SOS Medical Centre in Malawi. From treating HIV/AIDS to malnutrition, staff at the centre are working hard to reduce child mortality and keep the wider community healthy.

SOS families safe as huge earthquake hits Ecuador

SOS families safe as huge earthquake hits Ecuador

Apr 18, 2016 11:35 AM

We are relieved to report that all SOS children and staff members in Ecuador are safe following yesterday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. There is also no reported damage to any of our buildings in the country. We are continuing to monitor the situation and remain vigilant to any further threats.

As thick as thieves!

As thick as thieves!

Apr 19, 2016 10:20 AM

Seven-year-olds Olivier, Ivan and Haufu are the best of friends. They are also SOS brothers at the SOS Children’s Village Ondangwa in northern Namibia. As thick as thieves, the three boys share a room and do pretty much everything together.

A new chapter for three siblings

A new chapter for three siblings

Apr 21, 2016 12:05 PM

After 10 years at the SOS Children’s Village in Tomilino, Russia, 16-year-old Viktoria is taking the next step forward. This summer, she and her two SOS siblings will be moving into the SOS Youth Facility.

Photo essay: Hope and recovery in Nepal

Photo essay: Hope and recovery in Nepal

Apr 27, 2016 09:55 AM

Having been on the ground in Nepal for more than 40 years, we were able to not only provide immediate relief to communities devastated by the 2015 earthquakes, but also offer long-term support. See first-hand how our work in Nepal is impacting vulnerable children and their families affected by last April's earthquakes.

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